Muesli with yogurt and turmeric, topped with dried fruits, almonds, bananas, and berries, healthy and nutritious breakfast for any day of the week.
Here is a super idea for a healthy start in the day: muesli with yogurt, turmeric, fruit, and berries. I can hardly imagine a tastier and healthier way to break the fast in the morning.
About 5 minutes' time in the morning and you will have a filling and delicious breakfast, something to keep you full until lunch. This muesli breakfast is also very versatile, you can change it according to your mood or whatever you have in your pantry.
What do you need for a good muesli breakfast?
The following recipe is one of my favorite mixtures, but it should be regarded as an inspiration.
- Unsweetened muesli mix, your favorite brand, or homemade.
- I always use my sugar-free muesli mix, I have been making it for at least 12-13 years now, there was not a day we didn't have it in a large blue bowl on top of the refrigerator.
- My muesli mix contains rolled oats, dried dates, raisins, flaxseeds, sesame, and sunflower seeds. Occasionally, I add chopped dried apricots (or other dried fruit I happen to have) and nuts, mostly almonds.
- You can buy a bag of oats and add dried fruit, seeds, and nuts to your liking, anything goes.
- I often use turmeric paste for golden milk, about 1 scant teaspoon per portion.
- If I don't have it, about ⅛ - ¼ teaspoon ground turmeric per portion should be fine, start with less and add a pinch more to taste. When using ground turmeric, you could add a grinding of black pepper, this spice enhances the healing qualities of turmeric.
- I make the breakfast muesli with low-fat Green yogurt (about 1.5% fat) most of the time.
- You can use full fat yogurt, if you like.
- If you like to keep this vegan, use coconut yogurt or any kind of plant-based yogurt you like.
- You can use nut milk or regular milk.
Berries and fruit:
- The pictured berries and fruit are what I happened to have when I took pictures of this dish, they are definitely optional.
- Use anything you like, whatever happens, to be found in your kitchen at the moment.
- Berries: blueberries, raspberries, gooseberries, blackberries, and so on. Frozen berries are perfectly fine, you can mix them in the muesli and wait for 5-10 minutes. Or you can defrost ahead of time.
- Fruit: apples, pears, plums, bananas, passionfruit, kiwi, persimmons, and so on. I make this with apples/bananas most of the time. And a lot of persimmons in winter, I just love them.
What you could add?
- Seeds: sunflower seeds, chia seeds, flaxseed, sesame, etc.
- Cocoa nibs are also great if you like a bit of chocolate taste in your muesli.
And if you want a bit of reading about the health benefits of turmeric have a look at this article: 10 Health Benefits and Uses of Turmeric Paste.
More breakfast ideas?
Muesli with Yogurt
- 4 tablespoons low-fat Greek-style yogurt
- ¼ teaspoon ground turmeric Note 1
- 75 g/ 2.7 oz/ ¾ cup sugar-free muesli Note 2
- some milk or nut milk to get the desired consistency
- 1 handful blueberries Note 3
- 1 tablespoon raisins
- 2 tablespoons chopped dried fruit of choice Note 4
- 2 tablespoons whole almonds
- 1 apple Note 4
- 1 passionfruit optional
- Whisk together the yogurt and the turmeric.
- Add the muesli, raisins and dried fruit. Mix well.
- Add some milk until you obtain the consistency you like.
- Top with berries, chopped almonds, chopped fruit.
- Sprinkle with cinnamon.
- Or you can use 1 ½ teaspoon turmeric paste for golden milk.
- For instance, this sugar-free muesli.
- Or any other berries you like, fresh or frozen.
- Dates, apricots, mulberries, cranberries, etc, chopped finely.
- Any other fruit you like.
- You can also add seeds if the muesli mix doesn't contain any. Try flaxseeds, sesame, or sunflower seeds.